On Monday, the Northeast Conference announced SHU baseball captain Keith Klebart was selected as the NEC Player of the Week.
The Orange, Conn. native had a strong weekend at the plate for the Pioneers, going 9-15 with two doubles and four runs scored. He also had four RBIs with and had an on base percentage of .667. Sacred Heart split its four-game series at Seattle, alternating wins and losses to bring its overall record to 5-6. In the team’s 12-5 win in game three, Klebart had a career-high four hits and scored three runs. Through 11 games, Klebart leads the team with 17 hits and 11 RBI. He is currently boasting a .415 batting average which leads the team’s starters.
Last season, Klebart hit just .144 but is returning to the form that saw him featured as a Second Team All-NEC selection as a utility player in his rookie season. He had a .298 batting average that year, good for 18th in the conference.
Up next, for Sacred Heart is a long plane ride to Hawaii as the Pioneers will take on the Warriors for a four-game series. The first game is set for March 9 at 11:35 a.m.